American Experience investigates a deadly workplace accident. Only on WLRN TV.

Jul 9, 2014

American Experience: Triangle Fire (8:00 pm)

Credit PBS

It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history. A dropped match on the 8th floor of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory sparked a fire that killed over a hundred innocent people trapped inside. The private industry of the American factory would never be the same.

Prohibition and the South Florida Connection (9:00 pm)

A WLRN Original Production

For many, the word Prohibition conjures up scenes of gang wars in New York, New Jersey and Chicago along with some of the decade’s most infamous characters, Bugs Moran, Meyer Lansky and Al Capone. Yet few realize the prominent role South Florida, and its Caribbean neighbors played in the transportation of illegal booze into the U.S. during this infamous era. Depicting the prohibition era experience from Palm Beach to Key West is the WLRN original  documentary, “Prohibition and the South Florida Connection.”

Escape to Dreamland: the Story of the Tamiami Trail (10:00 pm)

Credit Sarasota History Alive

This WLRN exclusive documentary film showcases the characters, culture and history we encountered on a trip along one of the loneliest stretches of highway east of the Mississippi. This trip on US Highway 41 takes you through the heart of the Everglades. You’ll meet the Giant & the Half-Girl, a skunk ape researcher, the king of the swampland salesmen and many more characters.